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Woodbridge Seeks Volunteers to Honor Local Heroes & Help Food Pantry

July 3, 2024
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A large pantry with lots of food in it

Living Treasure Committee Volunteers Sought

The Human Services Department will hold the 6th annual Living Treasure event on September 25th. The event will honor a few residents age 60 or over, who have demonstrated positive actions to improve the quality of life in Woodbridge, have contributed and may continue to contribute their time to enhance our community, and have performed this work on a volunteer, unpaid basis. The Living Treasure event is a community-building event which also serves as a fundraiser for The Woodbridge Center

Members of the community are welcome to join the event planning committee which meets during the months of June, July, August, and September. For information about meeting dates, or to volunteer, please contact Jeanette Glicksman at 203-389-3429. Donations of gift certificates to local businesses, tickets to sporting events, timeshares, etc. are welcome!

Food Pantry

Residents in need may call for access to non-perishable food each month. If interested in donating, the food pantry needs Oils -EVOO and Canola- Jams, Laundry detergent - reg and high efficiency (HE), canned chicken, mayo, oatmeal – old fashioned rolled oats, breakfast cereals, pancake mix and syrup – regular and sugar free, brown rice, quinoa, snacks – cookies, chips, crackers, granola bars, nuts,  goldfish, pretzels, fruit bars, coffee (both ground and instant), shelf stable milk, , pasta sauce, cleaning products, laundry soap, and personal hygiene products such as deodorant, toothpaste, razors, and shampoo.  Please check all items for expiration dates prior to donating.

Bloomin’ for Good Program

The Stop & Shop Bloomin’ for Good Program has once again chosen Woodbridge Human Services Resident Assistance Fund (RAF) as a non-profit partner to receive proceeds from the sale of specially marked flower bouquets during the month of June. The RAF will receive one dollar from each bouquet of $10.99 specially marked flowers from the Ansonia store at 100 Division Street.

Emergency Preparedness

As the warm weather is approaching, please plan for weather emergencies including extreme heat and ensuing power outages. This includes having bottled water, batteries, canned food (and manual can opener), medications, and pet foods on hand. Older residents and those with disabilities are encouraged to register for the Emergency Call List by contacting the Human Services Department at 203-389-3429. The Department will provide outreach to all on the list prior to anticipated emergencies.


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